Cholesterol drug shows benefit in animal study of Alzheimer's disease

( Society for Neuroscience ) A cholesterol drug commonly prescribed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk restores blood vessel function in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the April 4 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. The drug simvastatin — which works by slowing cholesterol production — also improves learning and memory in adult, but not aged Alzheimer's …

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